Take control during tantrums

We have all seen this: a toddler wants something; he doesn’t get it. Suddenly there is an ear-piercing series of shrieks, and a kicking, screaming crying toddler is on the floor at your feet. What is a parent to do? A tantrum is a throwback to early infancy, when the infant would communicate a need…
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What should we be eating? A nutritionist explains.

From day to day it can be confusing to navigate the aisles of the grocery store, or the menu of the restaurant closest to your office. You may not know what’s healthy or if it fits into your current diet. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at a…
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Challenge accepted: Learn more about ALS

Ice bucket challenges have been happening across the country. Maybe you’ve been challenged by a friend or relative. But how much do you know about ALS, the disease in which this fundraising phenomenon is helping to bring attention? According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells…
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Diminish back pain from backpacks with these strategies

School is in session. Between homework, that extra pair of shoes for athletic practice and school supplies, have you seen your child’s backpack grow a little more each day? According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., more than 79 million students in the U.S. carry backpacks. Students whose bags are not properly packed or…
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It’s true – you can be allergic to your iPad

An iPad can do lots of useful things, from giving directions to turning off the lights to helping children learn. Doctors recently discovered one more thing it can do, though this one not so useful: It can give you a rash. A variety of personal electronic devices, including cellphones and laptops, contain nickel, a metal…
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